Wed, 11 May 2022 19:00 - 20:45

Celebrating the Jhalak Prize 2022 (In person)

First awarded in March 2017, the Jhalak Prize and its new sister award Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize, founded in 2020, seek to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers. Recognising some extraordinary talent over the last five years, previous winners have included Jacob Ross, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Guy Gunaratne, Johny Pitts, Patrice Lawrence and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. 

This year, the shortlist includes books by: Arifa Akbar, Tice Cin, Vahni Capildeo, Mona Arshi, Sabba Khan and Kei Miller; and, in the Children's & YA category: Faridah Àbíkí-Íyímídé, Maisie Chan, Jeffrey Boakye, Manjeet Mann, Rebecca Henry and Malorie Blackman & Dapo Adeola.

Ahead of the winner announcement, which takes place on 26th May, we invite you to join us at The London Library to learn about the prize, hear from judges Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Chimene Suleyman and listen to readings from some of the shortlisted authors, including Mona Arshi, Rebecca Henry, Sabba Khan and Manjeet MannThe celebration will be hosted by writer and London Library trustee Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

This is part of a new partnership between the Jhalak Prize and The London Library. 

You can find information on the Jhalak Prize here.

N.B. This event will take place in person at The London Library in alignment with up-to-date government COVID recommendations. Please see our Event Access and COVID Guidelines before you arrive. Doors (and the bar) open at 7pm, with discussion and readings from 7.30. 

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